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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. A type of derived score such that the distribution of these scores for a specified population has convenient known values for the mean and standard deviation.

2. Set of principles that dictate the sequence and function of words in a sentence in order to convey meaning - must include grammar - sentence types - and mechanics of language

3. A single functioning or signaling unit of our word patterns. The separate sound units of spoken words.

4. Present the parts of the language and then teaches how the parts work together to make a whole. Part of a MSLE Program

5. The teacher musts be adept at individualized teaching based on continual assessment of the student's needs. Content should be mastered to a level of automaticity.

6. Pre-reading - Oral Language Development

7. Tests used to identify the nature and source of an individual's educational - psychological - or medical difficulties or disabilities in order to facilitate correction or remediation.

8. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

9. The knowledge of the various sounds in the English language and their correspondence to the letter or letters that represent those sounds.

10. Behaving without thinking about possible consequences. May act or speak without first thinking about how their behavior might make other people react of feel

11. A quick probe that is done frequently in order to make instructional changes in a timely fashion.

12. Multisensory Structured Language Education

13. The flat diacritical mark above a vowel in a send picture or phonic/dictionary notation that indicates a long sound.

14. Expects child to learn reading as "naturally" as speech - Uses child's oral language as content for reading - Uses child's oral language as basis for spelling instruction - Children learn to "read" by reading and re-reading "big books" together with

15. Normalized standard scores with a range of 1 to 9. They are status score within a particulur norm group.

16. The percentile score on - for example - a test is the score that represents the percent of other scores to or lower than is. If a student performs in the 85% of his or her class - it means the 85% of the other scores of students who also took the tes

17. Provide different ways for kids to take in information or communicate their knowledge back to you. The changes do not alter or lower the standards or expectations of a subject or a test.

18. Comprehensive end-of-year exams - reflecting the specific subject matter outlines in the curriculum.

19. A score to which raw scores are converted by numerical transformation ( conversion of raw scores to percentile ranks or standard scores)

20. The number of words which a reader can translate meaningfully in a given period of time

21. Initial Reading - Letters represent sounds - sound-spelling relationships

22. 1930 - Psychologist and teacher in New York; along with Samuel T. Orton at Columbia University - developed a non-traditional approach to teaching written language skills. Trained one teacher at a time. began working with Sally Childs and trained 50 t

23. Developmental Auditory Impercepion - Dysphasia - Specific Developmental Dyslexia - Developmental Dysgraphia - Developmental Spelling Disability

24. A districts dyslexia program is considered part of the basic - required curriculum. Therefore - state compensatory education funds can only be used to provide programs - projects - activities - and materials that supplement that district's regular dy

25. Inferential learning of a concept cannot be take for granted! Never assume!

26. Is a type of test - assessment - or evaluation which yields an estimate of the position of the tested individual in a predefined population - with respect to the trait being measured. This estimate is derived from the analysis of test scores and poss

27. A class of open speech sounds produced by the easy passage of air through a relatively open vocal tract. A - E - I - O - U

28. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.

29. Multiple Viewpoints - Analyze text critically - understand multiple point of view

30. Explicitly teaches strategies and techniques for studying texts and acquiring meaning

31. A test in which the results can be used to determine a student's progress toward mastery of a content area. performance is compared to an expected level of mastery in a content area rather that to other student's scores. Such tests usually include qu

32. Taught visual to auditory - Taught auditory to visual - Students should also master blending of sounds into words and as well segmenting whole words into individual sounds.

33. Are standardized and measure your progress and achievements as a student.

34. 1877 - first to use the term "word-blindness"

35. Any learning activity that includes 2 or more sensory modalities simultaneously to take in or express information.

36. Alphabetic principle" and its relationship to phonemic awareness and phonological awareness in reading

37. The term is also used for the language now called Old English - spoken and written by the ________ and their descendants in much of what is now England and some of southeastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century.

38. A graphic compilation of the performance of an individual on a series of assessments.

39. State Board of Eduation

40. Was a major change in the pronunciation of the English language that took place in England between 1350 and 1500.[1] This was first studied by Otto Jespersen (1860-1943) - a Danish linguist and Anglicist - who coined the term. Because English spellin

41. Present the whole and teaches how this can be broken down into component parts.

42. Scientific terminology and often appear in science texts - Greek roots are often combining forms and compound to form words.

43. Open syllable

44. State Law. Requires testing - Requires that students enrolled in public schools be tested for dyslexia. - Requires treatment (teaching)

45. Ability to understand and express spoken language

46. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

47. One of a class of speech sounds in which sound moving through the vocal tract is constricted or obstructed by the lips - tongue or teeth during articulation.

48. 1896 - wrote first article in medical literature on "word blindness" in children

49. A letter or a group of letters attached to the beginning or ending of a base word or root that creates a derivative with a meaning or grammatical form that is different that the base word or root.

50. MSLE instruction requires that organization on material follow the logical order of the language. Sequence must begin with the easiest and progress to more difficult material. Each step must be based on prior knowledge.